Not only are they unpleasant to look at, but they can also end up being a home for pests that can spread to your other healthy plants. They can be moved to your compost pile or disposed of permanently.
As your plants grow, they should provide enough shade to hinder the growth of weeds, but they still need to be removed if you see them so they don't prevent more weeds later down the track.
Fruiting plants such as tomato vines can be picked clean as the fruit begins to ripen. This will prevent the plant from producing over-matured fruit and ensures the longevity of the plant.
It is best to water your plants before the sun rises so the heat of the burning sun does not evaporate all the water before the plants have the chance to absorb it. You can also water your plants in the late afternoon but you may have to fend off those pesky mosquitoes.
Picking these off will allow the plant to focus more energy on being able to flower again. And new flowers will mean a more beautiful garden.
It pays to watch for signs of pests and disease while you are weeding or watering your garden to keep on top of any issues as early detection is key. Welcome the good bugs and insects such as worms and bees into your backyard, but keep the nasties out.
Your plants may need a top-up of nutrients, especially in the extreme heat of summer. Fertilizing your plants will give them a much-needed nutrient boost, especially if they were planted more than a month ago.
The beginning of summer marks an excellent time to assess the state of your gutters. Summer increases the risk of bushfires. One way to reduce this risk is to install gutter guards. Gutter guards are metal mesh inserts that prevent the buildup of leaves and other debris in your gutters, reducing the risk of embers starting a fire by falling into the leaves on your roof.